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9th July 2020

Harnessing the power of collaboration within the EY sector

There’s no doubting that the COVID-19 outbreak has been a difficult time for the Early Years (EY) sector – throwing up lots of challenges and hurdles to navigate and overcome. And with some providers having reopened their doors at the start of June, we wanted to catch up with some of the sector’s experts to…

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9th July 2020

Keep your children and staff safe by going digital

When it comes to the number of nurseries embracing technology to help with the management of their nursery, the sector is extremely varied. While some have migrated their daily operations over to a more digitised approach, others are still pursuing the traditional way of doing things.  Following the spread of COVID-19, we’ve seen more and…

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9th July 2020

An interview with John Ingham, Connect Childcare CIO

Our Chief Information Officer (CIO), John Ingham, recently took part in IDG Connect’s ‘CIO Spotlight’ series.  Here, he looks back at his career history in IT, talks about his current role and offers key advice for aspiring IT leaders. If you missed the original article, you can catch up below…     What was your…

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22nd June 2020

A fresh new chapter for Early Years

18 days into the process of re-opening, we wanted to shine a light on some of the positive steps that the sector is making and share how childcare providers across the country have got on over the last three weeks. Consistent with our approach to the previous webinar we held we ran a survey across…

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17th June 2020

Reflecting on nurseries reopening and looking ahead to what’s next

Earlier this month, we hosted a webinar for the Early Years community entitled, ‘The practicalities of reopening your childcare business.’ Our CEO Chris Reid was joined on the panel by a number of industry-renowned experts including June O’Sullivan (CEO of the London Early Years Foundation), David Wright (Owner of Paint Pots Nurseries), Cary Rankin (CEO…

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15th June 2020

Building a picture – 2 weeks into reopening

In our last webinar a few weeks ago, we discussed the practicalities of reopening childcare and gained insights from some of the leading nurseries on how they were going to approach it. Now we’re over 2 weeks into the process of reopening, we wanted to understand and share how nurseries across the country are getting…

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11th June 2020

How is EdTech helping child development continue at home during COVID-19?

Our CEO, Chris Reid, recently spoke to Education Technology about the role EdTech plays in bridging the gap between education practitioner and parent. If you missed the original write-up, you can catch up below… The current climate presents challenges for everyone across the education spectrum – including teachers, parents and children themselves. And one of…

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11th June 2020

The practicalities of reopening your childcare business post-lockdown

With the UK having been in lockdown for over 10 weeks, it’s difficult to imagine how much the world has changed – both in and out of the Early Years (EY) landscape. And following the announcement that nurseries would be opening their doors to children once again at the start of this month has undoubtedly…

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